**Please note that Combined Honours degrees at Liverpool Hope University are split 50/50. This means both subjects will be studied equally.** **Childhood & Youth** Childhood and Youth is an **exciting, multidisciplinary subject** in which you will explore a range of issues and challenges faced by children and young people in contemporary society, both here in the UK and on a global level. Drawing on **key ideas from sociology, psychology, politics, history and geography**, the degree examines important questions about children and young people’s development, their life chances and their opportunities for participation in wider society. Topics studied include how social class, poverty, gender and ethnicity impact upon young people’s lives; how the media influence how children and young people are perceived by adults, and how they view themselves; and why young people take part in risky activities. In examining such questions, you will also **explore various political debates and policy initiatives**, as well as learning about various ways of researching with children and young people that aim to help them overcome the many challenges that they face. With its strong emphasis on social justice and welfare, the degree will enable you to develop as critical social scientists who value their role within the academic community at Hope and who, as graduates, will be able to use their skills and knowledge to the benefit of their local community and society more broadly. **Music** Are you passionate about music? Do you want explore not only the practical aspects of creating beautiful music, but also the history and theory behind it? Studying Music at Liverpool Hope gives the opportunity to cover a broad range of topics and genres, designed to enhance your musical experience. Your studies will focus on **historical, analytical, academic, compositional and performance skills** in a course led by staff with a broad range of teaching and research specialisms. Based at our Creative Campus, the Music Department is housed in the Capstone building. It is one of only a handful of **All-Steinway Music Schools** in the UK and, in addition to a Steinway Model D in the Capstone Theatre, also boasts, a chamber organ, two harpsichords, a suite of sound- proofed practice rooms, all equipped with Steinway pianos, as well as four electronic studios and other specialised teaching spaces. The music department is also proud to work closely with partner organisations to enhance teaching and broaden your student experience.Through our partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO), you will experience having **your compositions workshopped regularly by professional musicians**. The Music Department also has major partnerships with The European Opera Centre, Milapfest (Indian Music and Dance), The Beatles Story, and the City’s two cathedrals. As a student at Liverpool Hope, you will also have the opportunity to get involved with the department’s flourishing musical life. As well as a vibrant, **student-led Music Society** which organises performances and social events throughout the year, students can get involved in performance through the lunchtime concert series and open-mic nights.